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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
 
Silmariën's name is not given a translation, although its etymology is straightforward in [[Quenya]]. It may incorporate ''silma'' "silver, shining white;<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry [[SIL]]</ref> crystal (white)<ref>{{PE|17}}, p.23</ref>" and obviously ends in the feminine ending ''-rien'', apparently a variant of ''-ien'' (see ''-[[riel]]'').<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/quen-eng.htm|articlename=Quettaparma Quenyallo|dated=December 25, 2008|website=Arda |accessed=}}</ref> The meaning therefore would be *"Maiden garlanded with shining light"
 
Silmariën's name is not given a translation, although its etymology is straightforward in [[Quenya]]. It may incorporate ''silma'' "silver, shining white;<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry [[SIL]]</ref> crystal (white)<ref>{{PE|17}}, p.23</ref>" and obviously ends in the feminine ending ''-rien'', apparently a variant of ''-ien'' (see ''-[[riel]]'').<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/quen-eng.htm|articlename=Quettaparma Quenyallo|dated=December 25, 2008|website=Arda |accessed=}}</ref> The meaning therefore would be *"Maiden garlanded with shining light"
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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Silmariën was definitely the eldest child of Tar-Elendil, and her birthdate is given in [[The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor]] as {{SA|521}}.<ref name="UTKing"/> In the [[Appendix B|Tale of Years]], it is given as 548, a date that goes back to the first drafts of that text whose revision was overlooked by Tolkien.<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref> This error was fixed in later editions of ''The Lord of the Rings''.<ref>{{App|SA|50}}</ref>
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree | | | AND | | KIN | | | | | | | | | | |AND=[[Lords of Andúnië|''Lords of<br/>Andúnië'']]|KIN=[[King of Númenor|''Kings of<br/>Númenor'']]}}
 
{{familytree | | | AND | | KIN | | | | | | | | | | |AND=[[Lords of Andúnië|''Lords of<br/>Andúnië'']]|KIN=[[King of Númenor|''Kings of<br/>Númenor'']]}}
 
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
Silmariën was definitely the eldest child of Tar-Elendil, and her birthdate is given in [[The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor]] as {{SA|521}}.<ref name="UTKing"/> In the [[Appendix B|Tale of Years]], it is given as 548, a date that goes back to the first drafts of that text whose revision was overlooked by Tolkien.<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref> This error was fixed in later editions of ''The Lord of the Rings''.<ref>{{App|SA|50}}</ref>
 
 
 
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